XRS Announces Integration with Bolt Dispatch Software
April 2, 2013 - Products
XRS Corp. (formerly Xata Corp.) announced Xata Turnpike is now fully integrated with Bolt fleet management and trucking dispatch systems. Integration with the company’s new mobile fleet management platform – XRS – is forthcoming.
The integration will help drive productivity and convenience for both drivers and fleet managers using the Bolt system by automating key functions throughout the load planning and back-end processes, providing fleets the functions and services for end-to-end transportation efficiency, scalable for a wide range of customers.
The integrated solution from XRS and Bolt combines powerful driver and fleet management tools to create efficiency and productivity throughout the process. Powered by Xata Turnpike’s GPS data, Bolt can detect site arrival and departure events and update loads in Dispatch without manual intervention. Eliminating manual data entry by dispatchers based on check calls from drivers saves time for both drivers and dispatchers, and improves data accuracy.
The integrated solution displays critical information – remaining driver hours, stop arrivals and load completions – and controls all dispatch activities from one screen. It also allows dispatchers to get more accurate and more timely information from shippers, so they can close out orders and initiate billing without waiting for manual updates or driver paperwork.
As XRS launches its new mobile fleet management platform, a planned Bolt integration is already in the works. A key feature of an XRS/Bolt integration will be two-way communication between drivers and dispatchers. With the all-mobile XRS system, there are no up-front hardware costs and no capital requirements.
The subscription-based monthly service features varying pricing levels, dependent on package and functionality. Every XRS package includes an XRS Relay in-cab device that communicates via Bluetooth with the driver’s existing smartphone or tablet.